All Benefit when DCs and MDs Work Together
Doctors working together benefits patients. Working with a McHenry healthcare colleague to help one of our McHenry chiropractic patients is always an honor! A new study shows that when family medicine residents and chiropractors cooperatively care for older patients with back pain, everyone benefits. Patients liked it. Both types of doctors liked getting to know each other’s treatment approaches. (1) While another study demonstrates that multidisciplinary conferences involving many kinds of providers reduce the use of spinal fusion for low back and improve the matching of surgical type to the proper patient type. (2) It is all good! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is ready to help!
When Would Back Surgery Be Suitable?
Research reports that 88% of cervical radiculopathy patients and 70% of lumbar radiculopathy patients show improvement within 4 weeks of symptom onset. Therefore, prime timing for surgery for cervical radiculopathy (arm/upper extremity pain) is within 8 weeks of symptoms though 4 weeks may be considered and between 4 and 8 weeks for lumbar radiculopathy (leg/lower extremity pain). (3) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic, of course, aims to prevent surgery and recognizes when it is necessary and is ready to refer any McHenry back pain sufferer when it’s time. Trust OrthoIllinois Chiropractic for your back and neck pain care needs.
It’s not just a motto! Eating healthily reduces the risk of osteoporosis and improves bone mineral density. Those who eat more vegetables and fruits have less osteoposis and higher bone mineral density in middle and older age. And to cheer those McHenry chiropractic patients who don’t like veggies as much, fruit seems to contribute more positively than vegetables. (4) Less osteoporosis can potentially mean less back pain later in life, so enjoy some veggies and fruit today!
Back Pain’s Relationship to Vitamin D
McHenry chronic low back pain sufferers who also have low vitamin D levels benefit from vitamin D supplementation. An better vitamin D level aids to reduce pain intensity and improve function in chronic low back pain patients. (5) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic loves that such an easy thing as a nutritional supplement may help our McHenry chiropractic patients so much!
Cervical Spine and Tinnitus Related
Our body is one big linked system! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows this to be true! Researchers suggest that tinnitus may be improved when cervical spine disorders are alleviated. There’s a link between the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the auditory pathway and the cervical spine. (6) Does tinnitus with a cervical spine condition disturb you? A McHenry friend? OrthoIllinois Chiropractic offers gentle chiropractic care to help them both potentially! McHenry chiropractic may help.
Osteoporosis and Obesity – The Link
It’s usually thought that osteoporosis occurs in thin people. That’s what OrthoIllinois Chiropractic would think. But not now! New research reports that obesity is a big risk factor for osteoporosis since inflammatory cytokines are used by fat to negatively control bone metabolism. (7) Now, that’s new news. All of us McHenry folks – thin and overweight – need to be mindful of osteoporosis risk and how to prevent it.
So did any of these issues catch your attention? Yes? Schedule a McHenry chiropractic appointment today with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. What a great first step toward relief!